Healing the Heart of Democracy: Palmer At a critical time in American life, Palmer looks with realism and hope at how to deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good—without the shouting, blaming, or defaming so common in our civic organizations and faith communities today. He bravely takes on the current political climate, with its atrophy of citizen participation, the ascendance of an oligarchy that shapes politics, and the substitution of vituperation for thoughtful public discussion.
In this text, the author invites the reader to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his life and the lives of others, he shares insights illuminating a path toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.
Reviews Editorial reviews Publisher Synopsis "Parker Palmer's writing is like a high country stream-clear, vital, honest. If your life seems to be passing you by, or youcannot see the way ahead, immerse yourself in the wisdom of thesepages and allow it to carry you toward a more attentiverelationship with your deeper, truer self.
Mogabgab, editor, Weavings Journal "An exuberant and passionate book. I was deeply moved and I cannot, nor do I want to, shake off the haunting questions that it raisesfor me. This book penetrates the soul, and it will definitely stiryou to explore more of your own inner territory.
In Let Your Life Speak, Palmercontinues to deepen our ways of understanding the relationshipsbetween the inner life of spirit and the outer life of action.
It is vintage Parker Palmer, providing hisunique insight to the interconnectedness of selfhood and vocationwith eloquence and personal experience. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. All user tags 2 View most popular tags as:Reflection: Let Your Life Speak Throughout my reading of this book, I often felt like Palmer was talking to me specifically.
What I mean by that is the topics he covered in this book, especially those concerning the meaning of vocation as well as the idea of reclaiming the gift you were originally given when you were brought into this world, really hit home for me/5(1).
Let Your Life Speak is a little book about discovering your true vocation. Parker J. Palmer says, “My youthful understanding of ‘Let your life speak’ led me to conjure up the highest values I could imagine and then try to conform my life . To ask other readers questions about Let Your Life Speak, please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Let Your Life Speak I read this too fast, like eating an incredibly rich piece of cake that gives you a stomachache and a desire to never eat again.
I read this too fast, because it's only /5. Let Your Life Speak is the best book available to anyone asking serious questions about vocation.
Palmer has many profound things to say about the deep calling of authentic selfhood, burnout, embracing mystery, the power of true presence, the soul's truths, the inner issues inherent in leadership, the spiritual journey inward and downward, and. Let Your Life Speak is a little book about discovering your true vocation.
Palmer says, “My youthful understanding of ‘Let your life speak’ led me to conjure up the highest values I could imagine and then try to conform my life to them whether they were mine or not.”. Jul 21, · Read Book Review: Let Your Life Speak by Parker J.
Palmer. With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher/5(30).